Coffee, the new panacea

Well gee whiz, you guys, just another study that confirms everything we've ever thought about coffee: It will save your life.

Coffee (even decaf) cuts risk of diabetes
REUTERS -- Coffee, especially the decaffeinated kind, seems to offer protection against adult-onset diabetes, a study said Monday.

What causes the apparent effect is unclear, the report from the University of Minnesota said, but it is possible that minerals and non-nutritive plant chemicals found in rich amounts in the coffee bean may favorably affect blood-sugar levels or protect the pancreas from stress.

Women who drank more than six cups of any type of coffee per day were 22 percent less likely than those who drank no coffee to be diagnosed with diabetes, the study found. Those who drank more than six cups of decaffeinated coffee daily had a 33 percent risk reduction compared with those who drank no coffee at all, it said.

Link to the full article here.

While, than six cups of regular joe a day sounds a bit extreme for the average person, I think I've probably had that rate beat for about seven years now. I guess I'm pretty much good to go. You too, guys?